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Sustainable Development:Agriculture

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The Essential Agrarian Reader : The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land

    by Norman Wirzba, Barbara Kingsolver; Shoemaker& Hoard
Agrarian philosophy, a compelling worldview with advocates around the globe, encourages us to develop practices and policies that promote the sustainable health of the land, community, and culture. In this remarkable anthology are 15 essays from Wend... View details »

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Farmers of Forty Centuries : Organic Farming in China, Korea, and Japan

    by F. H. King; Dover Publications
In the early 20th century, an American agricultural expert traveled to Asia to learn how farmers there were able to work the same fields for thousands of years without destroying the land's fertility. Professor King provides intriguing glimpses of Ja... View details »

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Eat Here: Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket

    by Brian Halweil; W. W. Norton& Company
Halweil’s writing is journalistic in its reliance on interviews with farmers and activists, but the book’s abundant statistics, graphs and suggestions for action lend it the tone of a policy paper—one that is, nonetheless, impassioned and accessible.... View details »

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The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

    by Wendell Berry; Sierra Club Books
The mid-20th-century environmental crisis that led to important protective legislation in the 1970s, is, to poet/farmer Wendell Berry's mind, also a crisis of character, agriculture, and culture. Because Americans are divorced from the land, they mis... View details »

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Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture

    by Andrew Kimbrell; Foundation for Deep Ecology
Fatal Harvest takes an unprecedented look at our current ecologically destructive agricultural system and offers a compelling vision for an organic and environmentally safer way of producing the food we eat. It includes more than 250 profound and sta... View details »

Sustainable Development:Ecological Design

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

    by William McDonough, Michael Braungart; North Point Press
Paper or plastic? Neither, say William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Why settle for the least harmful alternative when we could have something that is better--say,edible grocery bags! In Cradle to Cradle , the authors present a man... View details »

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Ecological Design

    by Sim Van Der Ryn, Stuart Cowan (Contributor), Stuart Cowen; Island Press
Ecological Design presents a vision of how the living world and the human world can be rejoined by taking ecology as the basis for design--adapting and integrating human design with natural processes. The authors weave together case studies, personal... View details »

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Design with Nature

    by Ian L. McHarg; John Wiley& Sons
The first book to describe an ecologically sound approach to the planning and design of communities, Design with Nature has done much over the past 25 years to shape public environmental policy. This paperback edition makes this classic accessible to... View details »

Sustainable Development:Economy & Business

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Organic, Inc. : Natural Foods and How They Grew

    by Samuel Fromartz; Harcourt
Business writer Samuel Fromartz set out to get the story behind this surprising success after he noticed that his own food choices were changing with the times. In Organic, Inc., Fromartz traces organic food back to its anti-industrial origins more t... View details »

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What Are People For?

    by Wendell Berry; North Point Press
In the twenty-two essays collected here, Wendell Berry, whom The Christian Science Monitor called “the prophetic American voice of our day,” conveys a deep concern for the American economic system and the gluttonous American consumer. Berry talks to ... View details »

Sustainable Development:Issues & Policies

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Another Turn of the Crank: Essays

    by Wendell Berry; Counterpoint Press
Six essays on sustainability and stewardship appear in this edition. One of America's most important cultural critics, Wendell Berry, urges that people learn once more to care for their local communities, and so begin a healing that might spread over... View details »

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Sex, Economy, Freedom& Community: Eight Essays

    by Wendell Berry; Pantheon Books
In eight visionary or polemical essays, Berry ( Fidelity ) sounds the themes of decentralization, renewal of community and ecological awareness that inform his previous books. Assailing the U.S. government's role in the Persian Gulf War, the Kentucky... View details »

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Water in the West: A High Country News Reader

    by Char Miller; Oregon State Univ Pr
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Sustainable Development:Research & Education

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Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

    by Donella H. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, Dennis L. Meadows; Chelsea Green Publishing Company
In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global ‘overshoot,’ or resource use beyond the carrying capa... View details »

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